Employment

News

The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Employment.

Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment Latest Release

News | 22 January 2020

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business releases the December edition of the Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment.

Communiqué for the New Employment Services Reference Group - 4 December 2019

News | 20 January 2020

The third meeting of the New Employment Services Trial Reference Group was held in Canberra on 4 December 2019.

STEM jobs growing almost twice as fast as other jobs

News | 16 January 2020

Jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are growing significantly faster than other occupations, analysis shows.

Opportunities for job seekers and employers

News | 15 January 2020

The National Work Experience Programme (NWEP) matches employees with suitable organisations, helping job seekers gain work and life changing skills and experiences.

Timothy's determination pays off in Mt Isa

News | 23 December 2019

Despite experiencing significant barriers to work, Timothy Belia’s persistence and determination, combined with continued support from jobactive and his employer, landed him a job with a Mt Isa business.

Collaboration the key to Indigenous employment program on the Gold Coast

News | 18 December 2019

Young Indigenous job seekers on the Gold Coast are off to a great start, thanks to a collaboration between the City of Gold Coast, employment service providers, the Queensland Government and the Australian Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

Exemptions for volunteer firies

News | 13 December 2019

Volunteer firefighters involved in an emergency response will not have their income support payments cut while fighting fires.

Traffic Light Bulletin outlining proposed changes to the skilled migration occupation lists has now been published – March 2020 update

News | 12 December 2019

On 13 December 2019, the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business published a Traffic Light Bulletin outlining proposed changes to the skilled migration occupation lists and called for public submissions.

ParentsNext communication products

News | 11 December 2019

The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business has released new ParentsNext communication products. 

Communiqué for the New Employment Services Reference Group - 8 November 2019

News | 11 December 2019

The second meeting of the New Employment Services Trial Reference Group was held in Melbourne on 8 November 2019.

New Employment Services Trial Service Guarantee

News | 3 December 2019

Regional Agriculture Migration Package

News | 19 November 2019

The Australian Government announced the Regional Agriculture Migration Package today (19 November 2019) that included changes to the Seasonal Worker Programme Pilot. ...

Communiqué for the New Employment Services Reference Group

News | 14 November 2019

A newly formed Reference Group has been established to oversee the development of the New Employment Services Model. ...

Jobs figures at your fingertips

News | 4 November 2019

The latest Australian jobs data are now easier than ever to access and explore.

Awards celebrate enterprising Aussies

News | 30 October 2019

Outstanding small businesses were celebrated at the recent 2019 NEIS Awards.

Regional employment program rethinking local recruitment

News | 28 October 2019

Finding a digital tech job in the Bega Valley is now easier with a Regional Employment Trial supporting fresh thinking on ways to hire and train local workers.

Skills Commissioner to help strengthen vocational education and training

News | 23 October 2019

Former Chief Economist of the Business Council of Australia, Adam Boyton, has been appointed as the Interim National Skills Commissioner.

Building construction skills for ex-offenders

News | 23 October 2019

Employment program Career Builder is helping ex-offenders gain skills in construction to assist them to re-enter the workforce.

Understanding your local labour market

News | 21 October 2019

A new user guide can help you explore local jobs data and find the information and insights you need.

Legislatively Required Review of Youth Jobs PaTH: Final Report

News | 21 October 2019

Consultation on the new SWP Deed of Agreement and Draft Guidelines has now closed.

News | 14 October 2019

Scott Cam named National Careers Ambassador

News | 13 October 2019

Business owner, former apprentice and television presenter Scott Cam has been named the National Careers Ambassador.

Nathan’s story: From homeless to health professional

News | 4 October 2019

A joint Federal-Queensland pre-employment program for Indigenous job seekers gave Nathan Talbott the hand up he needed.

Results from 2018-19 workforce analysis research program

News | 30 September 2019

The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business has released results from its workforce analysis research program, incorporating research undertaken in the financial year 2018-19.

Best practice support for retrenched workers

News | 20 September 2019

A new report describing best practice support for retrenched workers was published on the department’s website this week.